On Monday, Dec. 5, researchers will conduct a “Dairy Genomics Workshop” at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1229 North US Highway 81, Stephenville, TX. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided for those in attendance compliments of Zoetis and Neogen. Please pre-register by calling 254-965-1460 or emailing L-Jenschke@tamu.edu by noon on Friday, Dec. 2. 

A multi-county Farm and Ranch Seminar for farmers and ranchers conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 8 is scheduled Dec. 8. The seminar will be held in Stephenville at the AgriLife Research & Extension Center at 1229 N US Highway 281. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with presentations starting at 7:30 – 4 p.m.

The Dec. 8 seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to receive up to eight (8) CEUs.  Of these eight (8) hours, four (4) hours will be in General, two (2) hours in IPM and two (2) hour in Laws and Regulations.  Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators will be able to obtain their required five hours within the first five hours of the program.

 Topics and speakers include:

Laws and Regulations with Controlling Feral Hogs presented by Local County Extension Agents. Mosquito Awareness and Insect Management in the City, Dr. Sonja Swiger, Asst. Professor & Extension Entomologist. Weed Control for Better Pastures, Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Associate  Professor & Extension Specialist Prescribed Burning, Dr. Morgan Russell, Assistant Professor & Extension Range Specialist.   Laws and Regulations with TDA, Dr. Mark Matocha, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist. Aquatic Vegetation Control in Ponds, Dr. Todd Sink, Assistant Professor & Extension Fisheries Specialist. Insect Management in Forages, Dr. Allen Knutson, Professor & Extension Specialist. Brush Control on Rangelands, Dr. Megan Clayton, Assistant Professor and Extension Range Specialist.   Program registration cost is $50, which includes lunch, breaks and handout materials. 

Please pre-register by sending in name, payment and applicator license number to Erath Extension Office, 112 W College St., Room 109, Stephenville, TX 76401. Make checks payable to Erath Ag Committee. For more info contact Erath Extension Office at 965-1460 or erath-tx@tamu.edu.

Lonnie Jenschke is an Erath County extension agent. His column appears weekly and online at yourstephenvilletx.com.